Dr McGuigan is a Chartered Psychologist with specialised interest in research methods, data analysis and interpretation. Her work to date has involved projects concerned with diabetes self-management, structured diabetes education, self-directed care, mental health, child protection, respiratory care pathways and palliative care. She has completed commissioned reports and programme evaluations for various agencies including Diabetes Network, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Public Health Agency, NSPCC, Ulster University, Hospice, Integrated Care Partnerships and the Alcohol Education Research Council. She sits on various Advisory Boards related to End of Life Care and Child and Maternal wellbeing. Karen was also part of the team who developed one of the first industry-driven degree programmes in Ireland, following on from her work on the development of vocational qualifications informing industry standards.
She is currently working with Professor David Thompson and Dr Chantal Ski from the School of Nursing & Midwifery exploring the impact of interventions aimed at improving cardiovascular health and general wellbeing within the Northern Ireland population.
Achievements and Distinctions
- Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Associate Fellow with the BPS
- Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
- External Authenticator with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
- Co-Developer of BBS in Retail Management Practice
- Co-Author of Further Education and Training Awards Council (now QQI) module descriptors for nationally and internationally recognized qualifications at various levels within the National Framework of Qualifications
- Early online date
Higher rates of depression among women living with Coronary Heart Disease are associated with poorer treatment outcomes and prognosis
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate
Modelling the role of Personal Factors as Mediators in the Relationship between Workplace Stress, Motivation and Job Performance among Irish Retail Employees
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Scaling up: Lessons from a feasibility study involving people with type 2 diabetes and their families
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting abstract
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1939-327X
American Diabetes Association Inc.
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 5.89 SJR 4.435 SNIP 1.868
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2044-8260
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.68 SJR 1.456 SNIP 1.601
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1085-9373
SAGE Publications Ltd
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.43 SJR 0.502 SNIP 0.719
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.17 SJR 1.291 SNIP 0.819
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1742-4909
Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.63 SJR 0.444 SNIP 0.876